Draft mesophotic reef potential habitat

  • Title: Draft mesophotic reef potential habitat
  • Abstract:

    This map presents a draft version of potential mesophotic reef habitat based on analysis of bathymetry, water temperature, seafloor topography and proximity to surface coral reefs. The following parameters have been used.
    Depth- SRTM bathymetric model 30-150 m.
    Temperature- NOAA WOD minimum annual average temperature at 30m depth 22 degrees.
    Seafloor topography, Raised banks and steep slopes based on analysis of SRTM bathymetric model.
    Proximity to coral reefs, 100km buffer.
    The model does not take into account seafloor composition (hard vs soft) or water clarity.

  • Publication Date: March 20, 2015, 6:21 a.m.
  • Owner: miles
  • Point of Contact: miles
  • Language: English
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